With over 30 years as a fundraising executive, Jodi Barnard brings a solid track record serving performing arts organizations, higher education institutions, and healthcare foundations. A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and DePauw University in music and business, Jodi began her career in development and artistic management with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and other performing arts organizations. Jodi’s career in healthcare culminated as President of El Camino Hospital Foundation, where benchmarks for total annual philanthropic support for the Hospital of Silicon Valley named a new mental health building and integrated medical office building, created named endowments, and grew clinical patient-centered programs.
Jodi remained connected to the performing and arts education world through her volunteer work as a board member for the Community School for Music and Arts in Mountain View, California, and a trustee at Britt Music & Arts Festival in Oregon where she chaired its music director search culminating with the appointment of music director Teddy Abrams.
A proud parent of a three-season cello fellow Chas Barnard, Jodi is passionate about the performing arts and education, and she is honored to be joining the Music Academy team during this exciting time.
Jodi has served performing arts organizations, higher education institutions, and healthcare foundations for over 30 years.